approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Sidney's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Sidney Poitier comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Sidney Poitier - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Sidney Poitier" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Sidney a little better. This page describes the disguise Poitier wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if he strongly disagrees with someone, Sidney Poitier will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. He often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Sidney has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Sidney Poitier very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Poitier is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Sidney Poitier will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Poitier's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
His need to create harmony extends to his physical environment and personal appearance as well. Sidney Poitier appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. He does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From his home furnishings to his choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
He also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Poitier is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Sidney possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to him and finding the right person to share his life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Sidney Poitier - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Sidney Poitier does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on his partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being himself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Sidney.
Others see Sidney Poitier as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Poitier shows to the world. He possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. His motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Sidney Poitier usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Sidney Poitier appears responsible, conscientious, and solid - qualities which encourage others to take him seriously. He is unlikely to present himself as more than he is, and this humility is often endearing, or at least appealing, to others. Even as a youth, Sidney Poitier seemed mature for his age.
At times his desire to impress other people, to be important, or to be popular may make Poitier does things that go against his better judgment. Even Sidney's sincere attempts to be generous or helpful may be misinterpreted, seen as pompousness or interference. Sidney Poitier needs to be aware of his tendency to overdo - to go all out - even when it is not appropriate.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Sextile Asc.
Jupiter Quincunx Asc.